More electric cars could make the construction of tunnels in Norway cheaper

Knut Arild Hareide face maskPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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More electric cars could make the construction of tunnels cheaper. Among other things, NOK 300 million can be cut in the development of the ventilation system in the Rogfast tunnel.

The Norwegian government’s climate goal of all new cars sold in 2025 being zero-emission-free could make the construction of tunnels cheaper.

With the emission reductions it could provide, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration would be able to cut NOK 300 million in the development of the ventilation system in the new Rogfast tunnel, the Ministry of Transport and Communications stated in a press release.

“With less emission from cars, we need less ventilation than before,” Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide (KrF) noted, emphasizing that such a move would not affect safety in Rogfast.

“We hope that the reduction in emissions from cars can lead to cuts in the second tunnel in the future,” the Minister of Transport added.

Rogfast will be the world’s longest and deepest underwater road tunnel and will connect the Stavanger area with Haugalandet. 

The bill for the tunnel is set at NOK 24.8 billion.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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